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The Copper Canyon in Mexico: an area to be explored! Being almost four times bigger than the Grand Canyon in the United States, the Copper Canyon is truly one of the most beautiful areas of Mexico. On this tour we will take you to all the highlights of this area. We will go several days on board the “Chepe” train, and will sleep in the most scenic hotels that you can imagine. This is a Superior Tour that you will never forget! Visit , El Fuerte Magic Town, Cerocahui, Urique, Divisadero, Creel with the vallyes around and stay in the best hotels of the Canyon. The famous Chepe train will take you from sea level to 7.200 feet on an incredible scenic route.
Walking tour El Fuerte.
Visit Urique Canyon, walking tour Cerocahui, girls Tarahumara school.
Visit Creel, the valley of the frog, valley of the Monks and more.
Visit Copper Canyon adventure park, cable car ride.
Transfer to the airport or bus station included.
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Group Tour size: minimum 08, maximum 24
February and March are the most popular months for this tour and will get booked months in advance, so we recommend you to make reservations in advance!
The Copper Canyon in Mexico: an area to be explored! Being almost four times bigger than the Grand Canyon in the United States, the Copper Canyon is truly one of the most beautiful areas of Mexico. On this tour, we will take you to all highlights of this area. We will go several days on board the “Chepe” train and will sleep in the most scenic hotels that you can imagine. We will stay two nights in El Fuerte, one in Cerocahui and two nights at the Mirador hotel. The tours to El Fuerte, Cerocahui, Creel and the different valleys, we designed the best tour in the market. This is a Superior Tour that you will never forget!
Day 1: Thursday Puerto Vallarta-Los Mochis-El Fuerte
We arrange your flight or bus tickets to Los Mochis and from there on we provide a transfer to the Colonial town of El Fuerte, founded in 1564. This place is very famous, as it is the “birthplace” of Señor Diego de la Vega, better known as “El Zorro”. El Fuerte is the gateway to the Copper Canyon. We will check into the hotel Posada del Hidalgo.
In El Fuerte, one of the “Magic Villages of Mexico”, we will have a walking tour. In this colorful, Colonial town we will show you the government building, the Main Square, and the Fort. After this, you can make reservations for an optional river boat tour over the River Fuerte, where you can see many different species of birds. The hotel is a place itself to explore, all rooms are different and there are several beautiful patios where you can already take many pictures. Relax at the pool and have some of the best food that Mexico offers. At night you can join us for the Happy Hour, where you might run into Zorro.
DAY 2: Friday El Fuerte-Cerocahui
Time to board the train! We will be transferred to the train station after having breakfast at El Fuerte (about 15 minutes). The train will leave around 8.30am.
Around 12:30 pm we will arrive at the Bahuichivo train station, where we will be greeted and transported to the Hotel Mision located in Cerocahui, 40 minutes from the station. After check in, we will get ready for lunch (included). After lunch, different optional activities are available, such as visiting waterfalls, or learning about how wine is made, or (our personal recommendation) visiting a Tarahumara girls school, donations are highly appreciated! Dinner at the hotel, don´t forget to try the house wine. The famous Chepe train will take us on an incredibly scenic ride through tunnels, and over bridges from sea level to 7, 200 feet.
DAY 3 Saturday Cerocahui – Barrancas
Right after breakfast, we have our first tour of the day. You will ride a road that will take you up 7,500 feet to the Gallego Lookout Point to appreciate the grandeur of the Urique Canyon, the deepest of all canyons. In the afternoon we provide transportation by bus or Vans where you witness beautiful landscapes, amazing views on the way, so have your camera ready. We will stay two nights at the Mirador hotel, right on the rim of the Canyon. Later in the afternoon we will have a small hike to the caves where the Tarahumara indigenous people live. Dinner is served in the panoramic restaurant of the hotel. (included).
DAY 4 Sunday Tour to Creel
After breakfast it´s time to visit one on the Magic Villages of Mexico: Creel. We leave by bus or Van and see a beautiful scenery on the way. The village isn’t very large so we can easily get to know it on foot. On Creel’s main street we found various crafts stores, many in traditional gabled houses with overhangs in front. Visit the main plaza where you’ll also find the town’s neo-Gothic church.
Getting back on the road we visit to San Ignacio de Arareco, a traditional Tarahumara community. There the San Ignacio (Saint Ignatius) Mission and the strange rocky formations that surround it – known as The Valley of the Mushrooms and the Frogs (El Valle de los Hongos y de las Ranas) – truly stand out. Just 7 kilometers ahead is The Valley of the Monks (El Valle de los Monjes), even more impressive than the others where perfect rock pillars up to 30 meters high stand proud. With a little bit of orientation and help of the guide you can go walking in this peculiar valley and discover other fascinating formations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.
DAY 5 Monday Barrancas – Los Mochis
This morning after breakfast you will take our tour to Balancing Rock, the 3 Canyons Overlook Point and Divisadero, so bring your camera and have it ready!! As an optional tour you can take the cable car, or a zip line through the canyon. The longest zip line in Mexico.
After this tour we will be transferred to the train station and you will enjoy again the beautiful scenery on the way back to El Fuerte where we will stay our last night. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included today.
DAY 6 Tuesday Flight Los Mochis – Puerto Vallarta
In the morning after breakfast we will head back to Vallarta, and we will drop everybody at the original pick up point. End of our services.
IMPORTANT; read our terms and conditions before making your reservation. Due to the fact that hotels have very limited availability in the high season, and the train does not ride every day, we might do the trip the other way around. We will visit the exact same places but in that case the trip will be:
Day 1: Thursday, Flight PVR-Los Mochis, transfer to El Fuerte
Day 2: Friday, El Fuerte-Mirador
Day 3: Saturday, Tour to Creel
Day 4: Sunday, Mirador-Cerocahui
Day 5: Monday, Cerocahui-Urique-El Fuerte
Day 6: Tuesday, El Fuerte-Los Mochis-Vallarta